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NOTES: FCS WTS LOCATION: TITLE: SERVICED DATE: 03/17/76 NO: DATE SHOT: LENGTH: SECONDS: 52 SOUND: MAG SOF DATE OF ARRIVAL: ALI PRESENTS GLOVES TO SMINTHSONIAN SEEMINGLY STRANGELY SUBDUED, A 20 EXTERIOR, ALL WALKS IN, FOTOGS SERI US MUHAMMAD ALI TODAY PRESENTED SEVERAL PERSONAL AFFECT TO THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE IN WASHINGTON. HE PRESENTED THE GLOVES HE USED IN DEFEATING GEORGE FOREMAN IN ZAIRE ALONG WITH A ROBE FOR A SPECIAL EXHIBIT OF FAMOUS SPORTS ITEMS. SOF ALI -- 25 45 SOF ALI 52 AUTOGRAPHS GLOVES THE EXHIBIT, PART OF WASHINGTON'S BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, WILL OPEN JUNE NINTH AND WILL INCLUDE SUCH ITEMS AS TEDDY ROOSEVELT'S SKIES, HANK AARON'S BASEBALL UNIFORMS AND BATS ONCE SWUNG BY SUCH FAMOUS SLUGGERS AS BABE RUTH, JOE DIMAGGIO AND STAN MUSIAL. NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 20560 TELEPHONE: (202) 381 - 5911 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MUHAMMAD ALI PRESENTS BOXING GLOVES TO "A NATION OF NATIONS" EXHIBIT MUHAMMAD ALI WILL PRESENT A PAIR OF HIS BOXING GLOVES TO THE SMITHSONIAN'S MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGY TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 AT 3:30 P.M. IN THE AFTERNOON. THE GLOVES WILL BE INCLUDED IN A MAJOR BICENTENNIAL EXHIBIT IN THE MUSEUM CALLED "A NATION OF NATIONS" ALONG WITH SPORTS EQUIPMENT FROM OTHER SPORTS NOTABLES. THE EXHIBIT OPENS TO THE PUBLIC JUNE 9. THE SHARED EXPERIENCES SECTION WHERE THE GLOVES WILL BE EXHIBITED ALSO INCLUDES SUCH ITEMS AS TEDDY ROOSEVELT'S SKIES, JOE GARAGIOLA AND HANK AARON'S BASEBALL UNIFORMS, BILLIE JEAN KING'S TENNIS DRESS, AND BASEBALL BATS WHICH BELONGED TO JOE DIMAGGIO, STAN MUSIAL AND BABE RUTH. IN ALL, OVER 6000 OBJECTS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THIS EXHIBIT WHICH TELLS THE STORY OF THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA FROM PRE- HISTORIC TIMES TO THE PRESENT. THE EXHIBIT IS THE LARGEST EVER ATTEMPTED IN THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGY AND HAS INVOLVED A TEAM OF OVER A DOZEN CURATORS, SCHOLARS AND EXHIBITS DESIGNERS FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS. RECEIVING THE BOXING GLOVES ARE BROOKE HINDLE, MUSEUM DIRECTOR, AND CARL SCHEELE, CHAIRMAN, "A NATION OF NATIONS." FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: GERALDINE SANDERSON (202) 381 - 6586 GERALD LIPSON (202) 381 - 5911 NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 20560 TELEPHONE: (202) 381 - 5911 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10 MILLION EXPECTED TO SEE "A NATION OF NATIONS" EXHIBIT MORE THAN 10 MILLION VISITORS ARE EXPECTED TO SEE ONE OF THE LARGEST BICENTENNIAL EXHIBITS IN WASHINGTON WHEN THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION'S NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGY OPENS ITS EXHIBIT, "A NATION OF NATIONS," ON JUNE 9, 1976. THROUGH NATIONAL TREASURES - THE DESK ON WHICH THOMAS JEFFERSON WROTE THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, GEORGE WASHINGTON'S UNIFORM AND MESS KIT, AND MORE THAN 6,000 OTHER OBJECTS - THE EXHIBIT DRAMATICALLY AND ENTERTAININGLY TELLS THE STORY OF THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA. FUNDED BY THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS, "A NATION OF NATIONS" IS THE LARGEST SINGLE EXHIBIT EVER PRODUCED IN THE MUSEUM. COVERING NEARLY AN ACRE OF FLOOR SPACE (35,000 SQUARE FEET), IT HAS ITS OWN SEPARATE ENTRANCE OFF THE WEST MALL TERRACE, AND INCLUDES TREASURES FROM MUSEUMS, AND PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS FROM MANY PARTS OF THE GLOBE. MORE THAN A DOZEN SCHOLARS, CURATORS AND DESIGNERS HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS PROJECT FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS. THEIR SEARCH IN THIS COUNTRY AND ABROAD HAS PRODUCED MORE THAN 3,000 NEW AQUISITIONS WHICH WILL BE EXHIBITED FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE EXHIBIT ALSO FUNCTIONS AS A MUSEUM-WITHIN-A-MUSEUM, DRAWING TOGETHER SOME OF THE FINEST ARTIFACTS IN THE MUSEUM'S COLLECTIONS SUCH AS A WATCH GEORGE WASHINGTON PRESENTED TO GENERAL LAFAYETTE, THE CARDER BUILT BY SAMUEL SLATER WHICH HELPED BRING THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TO AMERICA AND THE FIRST "TYPEWRITER" MADE IN 1874. THROUGH FOUR MAJOR THEMES, "A NATION OF NATIONS" EXPLAINS HOW FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES TO THE PRESENT PEOPLES FROM EVERY PART OF THE WORLD CAME TO AMERICA (PEOPLE FOR A NEW NATION); THE RICHNESS AND DIVERSITY OF THE CULTURE THEY BROUGHT WITH THEM (OLD WAYS IN A NEW NATION); THE SHARED EXPERIENCES WHICH BONDED THEM INTO A NATION (SHARED EXPERIENCES); AND, FINALLY, HOW IMPROVED TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS MASS PRODUCED GOODS AND MASS COMMUNICATION EXTENDED THE NATION'S INTERACTIONS WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD (A NATION AMONG NATIONS). COLORFUL GRAPHICS, SMALL THEATERS AND OTHER AUDIO-VISUAL TECHNIQUES ARE EMPLOYED THROUGHOUT TO PROVIDE NEW EXPERIENCES AND UNANTICIPATED RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE DISPLAYS. AS ONE PROGRESSES THROUGH THE EXHIBIT, A RAISED WALKWAY CARRIES THE VISITOR PAST SUCH DIVERSE OBJECTS AS A SEVENTTENTH CENTURY KITCHEN, A GRIST MILL FROM NEW MEXICO, A 1NINTH CENTURY WINDMILL, A COMPLETE SCHOOLROOM FROM CLEVELAND, OHIO, A 1923 TICKET BOOTH FROM YANKEE STADIUM, AN ARMY BARRACKS FROM FT. BELVOIR, AN OPERATING PENCIL-MAKING MACHINE (TO PROVIDE A BRIEF SAMPLING OF MASS PRODUCTION), AND A WORKING HAM RADIO STATION. NEARLY EVERY ASPECT OF AMERICAN LIFE AND LEISURE IS REPRESENTED: A 1925 ITALIAN IMMIGRANT'S HOUSE, IRVING BERLIN'S PIANO, EDDIE CANTOR'S MAKE-UP KIT, HANK AARON'S BASEBALL SHIRT, COMIC BOOKS IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES, NEON SIGNS SHOWING A VARIETY OF ETHNIC INFLUENCES AND OTHER ARTIFACTS TOO NUMEROUS TOO MENTION. FOLLOWING ITS OPENING ON JUNE 9, "A NATION OF NATIONS" WILL BE ON VIEW FOR FIVE YEARS. IT WAS ORGANIZED BY A MUSEUM EXHIBIT COMMITTEE HEADED BY CARL H SCHEELE AND DESIGNED BY CHERMAYEFF AND GEISMAR ASSOCIATES OF NEW YORK. A 696-PAGE BOOK TITLED A NATION OF NATIONS WITH OVER 700 ILLUSTRATIONS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EXHIBIT BY HARPER & ROW OF NEW YORK. EDITED BY PETER C MARZIO, CURATOR IN THE DIVISION OF GRAPHIC ARTS, THE BOOK CONTAINS CONTRIBUTIONS FROM OVER 30 MUSEUM STAFF MEMBERS. A SPECIAL POSTER IS BEING CREATED FOR THE EXHIBIT, AND RED, WHITE, AND BLUE PENCILS WILL BE MANUFACTURED. BOTH WILL BE SOLD IN THE MUSEUM SHOPS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PHOTOGRAPHS OR COLOR SLIDES PLEASE CONTACT: GERALDINE SANDERSON 202 - 381 - 6586 GERALD LIPSON 202 - 381 - 5911 3/17/76
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